Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chris Hedges : Collapse of the Liberal Class

Image from Voices in Dialogue.A choreographed charade:The world liberal opportunists made The collapse of liberal institutions means those outside the circles of power are trapped, with no recourse, and this is why many Americans are turning in desperation toward idiotic … finish reading Chris Hedges : Collapse of the Liberal Class

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Marc Estrin : Unhallowed

“See No Evil.” Painting by Morwenna Morrison.UNHALLOWED By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / October 30, 2010 Halloween is my least favorite holiday, the one that has strayed furthest from its original intentions, and has been most overwhelmed by … finish reading Marc Estrin : Unhallowed

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David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

The playing field has never been level, but the advantages now enjoyed by the capitalist class in the electoral system have reached a qualitatively new high. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2010 This article … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

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Bruce Melton : Climate Science’s New Paradigm

It’s the cars! Traffic in Houston. Image from City-Data.com.It’s cars, not coal: The new paradigm of climate science By Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog / October 28, 2010 The science has changed again. This time, things are really upside … finish reading Bruce Melton : Climate Science’s New Paradigm

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Bill Fletcher : ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ and the Threat from the Far Right

Enthusiasm and voting:The Far Right, and the immediate challenge This is not the boy who cried wolf… There is an energized, right-wing army waiting to turn back the clock. By Bill Fletcher Jr. / The Rag Blog / October 28, … finish reading Bill Fletcher : ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ and the Threat from the Far Right

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BOOKS / Doug Ireland : Iconic Artist Grant Wood Was Man of Many Closets

A man of many closets:New biography of Grant Woodopens all the doors By Doug Ireland / The Rag Blog / October 27, 2010 [Grant Wood: A Life by R. Tripp Evans (Knopf, 2010); Hardcover, 401 pp, $37.50.] Grant Wood’s “American … finish reading BOOKS / Doug Ireland : Iconic Artist Grant Wood Was Man of Many Closets

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Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

Under the Hood Café near Ft. Hood in Killeen Texas is a place where active duty GIs and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan can discuss the debilitating effects of war. Photo from Under the Hood / Flickr.Texas’ Fort Hood sets … finish reading Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

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BOOKS / Sidney Brammer : Remembering Joe Watson

Shelf at Austin’s 12th Street Books, home to the late Joe Watson’s personal book collection.‘Not all of me will die’:Remembering Joe Watson The survival of small, independent bookshops owes much to the thinking, reading public who buy and cherish books, … finish reading BOOKS / Sidney Brammer : Remembering Joe Watson

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Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Rove Served for Election Theft

Danse Macabre: MC Karl Rove, choreographer of election theft. Photo from AP.Facing the nation:Karl Rove deposed for election fraud By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2010 Election woes got you down? Imagine the … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Rove Served for Election Theft

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David Bacon : California’s Perfect Storm

Students and teachers march in Oakland, California,to protest the termination of adult education programs. Photo by David Bacon.Fighting to save public education:California’s perfect storm Across California, new alliances of teachers, students, state workers, communities of color, and working-class communities in … finish reading David Bacon : California’s Perfect Storm

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Marc Estrin : Happy Birthday, World

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WORLD By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / October 25, 2010 “I’m depressed.” A most common comment. Depressed about what? The answers are various: our dangerous, deaf, moronic leadership, the ongoing wars, religious strife, public and private … finish reading Marc Estrin : Happy Birthday, World

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VERSE / Eric Gordon : The One-Leaflet Theory of Revolution

Graphic from Ben Cumming / Flickr. The One-Leaflet Theory of RevolutionO God, O Muse, O Creative Spirit,O shades of Revolution from generations gone,I chasten my heart and bend my knee to implore you,Send down,to one so tired of working and … finish reading VERSE / Eric Gordon : The One-Leaflet Theory of Revolution

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